Acknowledgement and the Paradox of Tragedy
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Evers, D., & Deng, N. (2015). Acknowledgement and the Paradox of Tragedy. Philosophical Studies, 173 (2), 337-350. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-015-0495-0
This is the final published version. It first appeared at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11098-015-0495-0
We offer a new answer to the paradox of tragedy. We explain part of the appeal of tragic art in terms of its acknowledgement of sad aspects of life and offer a tentative explanation of why acknowledgement is a source of pleasure.
Paradox of tragedy, Acknowledgement theory, Susan Feagin, Jonathan Lear
Daan Evers was funded for part of the work by the European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC Grant agreement No 263227.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-015-0495-0
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248342
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